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76                                     FLORA INDICA.                     \Magnoliacea.
obovata, alba. Stamina petalis plus triple breviora. Ovaria 9-12. Carpella in
strobilum ovalem compactum bipouicarem coalita, dorso gibba, confertim tuberculata,
sordide viridia, crasse coriacea,.vix lignosa. Foveofa rkachidis scrobiculataj.
"Wallich's specimen in the Linn. Soc. Herb, has no flower; but the terminal pe-
duncle from which it has fallen away is present, and the leaves agree with Mr. Lobb's
specimen, which again we have "been able to identify with the variety 7 of Blurae,
from whom, in consequence of the paucity of our own materials, we have taken our
diagnosis and description.
8epala 3. Petala 6 vel plura. Gynophorum sessile. Ovaria 6- vel
pluri-ovulata. Carpella sublignosa, inter se in fructum ovalem vel ob-
longum cohserentia, demum soluta, et medio dorso longitudinaliter de-
hiscentia.—Axbores esscels(St floribus termimlilm.
This genus may be readily known, when in fruit, by the somewhat fleshy carpels
cohering into a solid fruit. When in flower it is only to be distinguished from
Magnolia and Talauma by the more numerous ovules.- Michelia, is in most cases
readily distinguished by the numerous .axillary flowers and the stipes of the gyno-
phore. The species of Mcwglietia are all Asiatic; and one Javanese species, with
the two described below, constitute all that is known of the genus.
1. M. insignia (Bl. Fl. Jav. Magn. 23); gemmis apiccm versus
fulvo-villosis, foliis lanceolatis, fructu oblongo purpureo.—Magnolia
insignis, Wall.! Tent. II. Nap. t. 1, Plant. J.$iat. Rar. ii. rf. 182, Oat.
HAB. In Nipalia, alt. 6-10,000 ped., Wall.!; in montibus Khasia,
alt. 3-6000 ped.1—(PL vere.) (v.v.)
Arlor excelsa, ramis glabris rugosis crebre. transverse annulatis. Folia coriacea,
lanceolata vel oblongo-lanceolata, acuta vel acuminata, iitrinque glaberrima, superne
nitida, snbtus pallida, (in siccp) crebre reticulata, 4-8 poll, longa, 1-&J lata, petiolo
vixpollicari; areok stLpularis •§—J petioli flequans. Pedunculus terniinalis, brevis,
crassus. "Mores suaveolentes, ex albo rosei. Alabastri ovato-oblongi, bipollicares,
spatha 1 snbrotundata membranacea caduca invpluti. Sepata 3, rubescentia; ob-
longa, obtusa,.3-pollicaria. Petala 9, forma varia, interiora seusim mraora. Car-
yetta purpurea, in connm oblongum 3-4-poEicarem dense compacta, axin versus
cuneata, dorso (siccitate) tuberculato-rugosa. Semina 3-6.
We collected this species plentifully in the forests of the Khasia range, but un-
fortunately in fruit only. Our description of the flower is therefore entirely derived
from Wallich, The species- appears to vary much in the shape of the leaves, and
we are not quite satisfied that all our Khasia specimens belong to one species. We
can divide them easily into two sets, one with broad eUiptic lanceolate very coriaceous
leaves, the other with narrower, much larger, and thinner leaves. Both states, how-
ever, occur among Dr. Wallich's Nipal specimens*
2. ML Caveana (H.f. et T.): foliis pbovato-oblongis obtusis apice
breviter mucronatis vel obtuse acuminatis, frnctu ovali vel subgloboso.
HAB. In montibus Knasia, alt. ?-3000 pedJ—(v. v.)
Arbor excelsa, cortice cinereo, ramulis crassiusculis rugosis glabris, FoUa versus
ramorum apices approznuata, oblonga, apice rotnndata et in acumen breve obtusam
vel acatum producta, 8-10 poll, longa, 3-4 lata, petiolo 2-pollicari, coriacea, flnbtus
glauca, utriuque (sicca) oonspicue reticulato-venosa. Areola stipulaiia petioli f long!
scquans. Ptdunculus terminalis, solitariua, l-2-poBicaris> gkber. Carpella iu